Mineola League of the Arts classes begin; annual art show to showcase area talent


The Mineola League of the Arts is the place to be for aspiring and seasoned artists. It offers a large array of classes and shows throughout the year.

Beginning crochet class starts on Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. Members pay only $15 and non-members pay $20.

Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. marks the beginning of disappearing 4-patch quilting, costing $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

On Thursday, March 26 at 10 a.m. members can join the metal jewelry bracelet class for $15 or $20 for non-members.

The annual art show will begin on April 9 with judging of art submissions.

Registration deadline is Friday, March 27. After judging, a reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the award ceremony at 7 p.m.

Artists ages six through adult are encouraged to participate in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, drawing, sculpture and photography categories. Membership is not required to submit pieces for judging, but all artwork must be from Texas artists according to show guidelines. 

Mileah Hall, a native Texan who holds a bachelors degree from East Texas Baptist University and a masters in fine art from the Academy of Art University, will be the judge.

According to Sherry Spencer, art show co-chair and coordinator of the painter’s guild, 95 artists from East Texas submitted 305 entries to be judged at the art show last year. 

The galleries will be open to the public to view and purchase the creative pieces on Friday, April 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The purpose of Mineola League of the Arts is to stimulate and improve its members’ creative endeavors and art skills, provide opportunities for communication and exchange of ideas between members and non-members, and to expand community interests and education in the arts.

For more information, contact MLOTA at 903-569-8877 or visit www.mlota.org for upcoming events, artist guidelines, brochures, entry fees and registration forms.